Professor and Chair
Department of Neurosciences
University of Toledo
Bryan Yamamoto received his PhD from Syracuse University in Neurobiology after which, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical pharmacology at the University of Colorado Medical School. He was held at various faculty appointments at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in the Department of Pharmacology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry, and Boston University School of Medicine in the Department of Pharmacology. He is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosciences at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences. He has been a member of NIH Study Sections since 1987, an editorial board member of several journals, and a member of several advisory boards of NIH sponsored research centers and programs.
Bryan Yamamoto’s research has focused on how psycho-stimulant drugs including methamphetamine and MDMA (Ecstasy) injure the brain and interact with stress to exacerbate their neuro-toxic effects on neurotransmitter systems and the brain vasculature. He has been funded continuously by the NIH over the last 29 years.